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Publication numberUS1383173 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1921
Filing dateAug 12, 1920
Priority dateAug 12, 1920
Publication numberUS 1383173 A, US 1383173A, US-A-1383173, US1383173 A, US1383173A
InventorsGerald W Throop, Jess W Dundon
Original AssigneeGerald W Throop, Jess W Dundon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper receptacle
US 1383173 A
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' Perm nncnr'racnn Specification of Letterslatent.

Patented June 28, 1921.

Application filed August 12, 1920. Serial No. 403,012.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, GERALD W. THROOP and J Ess W. DUNDON, citizens of the United States, residing at Erie, in the county of Erie and State of. Pennsylvania, have 1nvented certain new anduseful Improvements irr Paper Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to receptacles constructed of paper orthe like and adapted to befolded to form an inner container, preferably of water proofed material, and has,

for one of its objects to construct a device of this character of relatively light material capable of being disposed in a. heavier container or support, and to receive the product or substance which it is designed to transport, and which may be discarded after use leaving the original or outside container intact, and likewiseprotecting the contents of the inner container. v

Another object of theinvention is to provide a device of this character having means for lifting the same from the outslde container or support.

' lVith these and other obi'ects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction as, hereinafter shown and described and thenv specifically pointed out in the claim, and in the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the invention- Figure 1 is a vertical section of a conventional outside or supporting container with the improved inner 7 container arranged therein and likewise in vertical section.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view. of the improved inner container,

Fig. 3 is an end elevation, on a reduced scale, of the inner container,

Fig. 4- is a view of the blank from which the inner container is constructed. In transporting liquid or semi-liquid products or material, such as ice cream, oysters, and the like, it is common to use containers or pails of paper, more or less water proof and folded toform a rectangular receptacle, but such containers are liable, to leak, and the contents are liable to adhere to the walls of the container. The

. principal object of the present invention is to provide an inner container of water proof material such as paper impregnated with parafiin or other water proofing substance and provided with extensions foldable over the same and also forming V-lifting ears, where- 'by the inner container may be removed bodily together with its contents from the outer container. The walls of the inner container may then be fully or partially separated or opened into the original flat form, as shown in Fig. 4, leaving the contents fully exposed and in proper condition to be served or removed, as required. When employed for transporting ice cream or the like, the opening of the inner container leaves the cream in brick like form in condition to be divided and served in the usual manner.

When semi-liquid substances are transported, the sides of the container can be partly separated and forming a shallow dish-like device from which the contents can be readily removed.

The improved device is shown in blank form in Fig. 4, andcompriscs a sheet of material, such as'paraflin or wax treated paper and provided with folding creases, and includes a central panel 10 whlch constitutes the bottom of the receptacle, two opposite panels 11 which constitute the side walls of the receptacle, two opposite panels. 12 which constitute the end walls of the receptacle, and V-shaped panels 13 which are foldable at 14 intermediate their sides upon themselves and likewise foldable over the end walls 12, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

Wings or extensions 15 project from two of the walls or panels, for instance the end walls or panels 12, and at their outer or free ends the extensions are scored as indicated at 16 and the portions 17 beyond the score lines folded over upon the body of the extensions to form lifting ears, to enable the innerreceptacle, together with its contents, to be easily removed from the outer receptacle;

In using the improved device, it is folded into the position shown in Fig. 2 with the extensions 15 substantially in alinement do not interfere with the folding in of the usual closure portions of the outer contain'er. 1

The extensionportions 15 constitute an -'5 inner or supplemental closure to thecontainer 18, as will he'obvious. The improved device maybe constructed in any-required size to adapt it to the form or proportions of the outer container. 1Q; The preferred embodiment of the invention, is disclosed in the drawings and set forth in the specification, but it will (be understood that any modifications within the scope of the claim maybe made in the con- 15 'struction without departingfrom the principle of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.

' What we claim is:

A container of the class described formed tures hereto.


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US3743169 *Oct 13, 1971Jul 3, 1973Sprinter Syst Of America LtdNestable, stackable, leak-proof container
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US4558815 *Mar 15, 1985Dec 17, 1985Rock-Tenn CompanyNesting open-top containers for popcorn and the like
U.S. Classification229/117.12, 229/905, 229/117.33, 229/911, 229/186, 229/114
International ClassificationB65D5/24, B65D5/20
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/2047, Y10S229/905, Y10S229/911, B65D5/244
European ClassificationB65D5/24C, B65D5/20D2